GradSWEekly [Week of July 17-21, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Faculty Job Search Retreat
Tuesday, July 18 | 1-5PM | Illini Union, Illini Rooms B&C
Going on the academic job market this Fall? Mark your calendars and join the Graduate College for valuable advice from faculty experts, the Graduate College Career Development Office, and others from around campus. This afternoon retreat includes an overview of the application process, a faculty panel that will take you behind the scenes with a search committee, hands-on activities to help you write strong cover letters, and presentations on academic job search strategies and other application documents. Register here.
Contact: Derek Attig (dattig2@illinois.edu).

GradSWEekly [Week of July 3-7, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Huawei Personal Branding Lunch
Thursday, July 13 | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Now more than ever, it is important to develop your personal brand. The tools available, mainly social media channels, make this easier but can also pose challenges. In this talk, Rhiannon will discuss the whys and hows of developing your personal brand to help you land a great job. Huawei is sponsoring this lunch. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, July 16 | 9:30-10:30AM | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 26, 2017]

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GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 28 | 7-9pm | Triptych Brewing
Join other GradSWE members for drinks! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, July 16 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 19, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 28 | 7-9pm | Triptych Brewing
Join other GradSWE members for drinks! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

Summer Green Street Cleaning (NEW DATE!)
Sunday, July 16 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 12, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Effective Mentorship Lunch
Tuesday, June 13 | 12-1pm | 2240 DCL
Want to learn how to find an effective mentor or how to be one yourself? This interactive session will help clarify some of the essential aspects of mentoring. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 5, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Effective Mentorship Lunch
Tuesday, June 13 | 12-1pm | 2240 DCL
Want to learn how to find an effective mentor or how to be one yourself? This interactive session will help clarify some of the essential aspects of mentoring. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 29, 2017]

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Summer Green Street Cleaning
June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

NextProf Future Faculty Fall Engineering Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 2 | 5pm EST
Are you interested in a faculty career in engineering? The 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop is seeking applications from women and traditionally under-represented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering.The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00PM EST. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 22, 2017]

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Summer Green Street Cleaning
June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

NextProf Future Faculty Fall Engineering Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 2 | 5pm EST
Are you interested in a faculty career in engineering? The 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop is seeking applications from women and traditionally under-represented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering.The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00PM EST. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 15, 2017]

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GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 17 | 7pm | Blind Pig Brewery
Join other GradSWE members for drinks in downtown Champaign! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

Summer Lunches
GradSWE is planning 2-3 lunches for over the summer! Please fill out this survey to let us know your summer availability. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

NextProf Future Faculty Fall Engineering Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 2 | 5pm EST
Are you interested in a faculty career in engineering? The 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop is seeking applications from women and traditionally under-represented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering.The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00PM EST. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 8, 2017]

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GradSWE Graduation Celebration Lunch
Thursday, May 11 | 12-1pm | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduating members at our final lunch of the academic year! Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Leadership Opportunity: iFEAT Co-Coordinator
Deadline: Friday, May 12, 5pm
Do you want to become a campus leader in promoting women in academia? Then help coordinate the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) Program! You will help organize speakers for the 2017-2018 program, assist with engineering education research, and meet faculty from all over campus. If you're interested and are graduating in 2019 or later, please submit an application by 5pm on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Contact: iFEAT (illinoisFEAT@gmail.com)

Upcoming Events

Summer Lunches
GradSWE is planning 2-3 lunches for over the summer! Please fill out this survey to let us know your summer availability. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

NextProf Future Faculty Fall Engineering Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 2 | 5pm EST
Are you interested in a faculty career in engineeing? The 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop is seeking applications from women and traditionally under-represented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering.The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00PM EST. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 1, 2017]

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GradSWE Fermilab Professional Experiences Lunch
Tuesday, May 2 | 12-1pm | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in a national laboratory? Join GradSWE to hear directly from three Fermilab engineers about their day to day experiences. Additionally, learn specifics about what Fermilab searches for during recruitment so that you know what skills to hone while in graduate school. Fermilab will be sponsoring the lunch. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 4 | 5pm | 143 MEB
Staying on campus for the summer? Looking for ways to get involved with GradSWE? Come to our last Committee Meeting of the semester to learn about and help plan events for this summer!
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Graduation Celebration Lunch
Thursday, May 11 | 12-1pm | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduating members at our final lunch of the academic year! Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Leadership Opportunity: iFEAT Co-Coordinator
Deadline: Friday, May 12, 5pm
Do you want to become a campus leader in promoting women in academia? Then help coordinate the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) Program! You will help organize speakers for the 2017-2018 program, assist with engineering education research, and meet faculty from all over campus. If you're interested and are graduating in 2019 or later, please submit an application by 5pm on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Contact: iFEAT (illinoisFEAT@gmail.com)

Summer Lunches
GradSWE is planning 2-3 lunches for over the summer! Please fill out this survey to let us know your summer availability. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Imposter Syndrome Live Webinar
Thursday, May 4 | 10-11:30am | 1024 Chemistry Annex
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming live webinar event by Valerie Young, “How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They “Think” You Are: Why Capable People Suffer From The Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It,” on Thursday, May 4, 10-11:30am in 1024 Chemistry Annex (formerly 112 CA).
Sign up to attend the Impostor Syndrome presentation at http://go.illinois.edu/impostorsyndrome.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)
Workshop sponsored by a PPG Industries Grant and the UIUC Department of Chemistry 

GradSWEekly [Week of April 24, 2017]

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Graduating? Let's celebrate!
Are you graduating in May or did you graduate in December? GradSWE wants to celebrate your accomplishments at our Graduation/End-of-the-Year Lunch. Please fill out the very short form here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Bowling at the Union
Wednesday, April 26 | 7-9pm | Illini Union
Take a break from studies by joining other GradSWE members at the Union for a bowling round or two! Sign up here.
Contact: Michelle Victora (victora2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Summer Lunches
GradSWE is planning 2-3 lunches for over the summer! Please fill out this survey to let us know your summer availability. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Fermilab Professional Experiences Lunch
Tuesday, May 2 | 12-1pm | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in a national laboratory? Join GradSWE to hear directly from three Fermilab engineers about their day to day experiences. Additionally, learn specifics about what Fermilab searches for during recruitment so that you know what skills to hone while in graduate school. Fermilab will be sponsoring the lunch. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

EGSAC Quality of Life and Wellbeing Survey
Available online until April 24
This 10-15 minute survey is part of a student-led research initiative to understand the engineering graduate student experience at Illinois. It will enable us, the Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (EGSAC), to advocate to the College of Engineering on your behalf. Simply click on the link sent to you via email (subject: Engineering Graduate Student Survey) to begin responding! All survey responses are anonymous, and results will not be shared about groups small enough such that the individuals within the group could be considered identifiable.
Contact: Erin Molloy (emolloy2@illinois.edu)

SIAM End-of-Year Picnic
Saturday, April 29 | 1-4pm | Large Pavilion at Crystal Lake Park
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) would like to invite GradSWE to its end-of-year picnic at Crystal Lake!! We will have delicious food (including fried chicken) as well as yard games (including volleyball, corn hole, and kickball). Feel free to bring your friends, a favorite dish to share (not required), or any other games you would like to play. We plan to meet at the large pavilion on the south side of the park near Carle Hospital (See this map).
Contact: James Stevens (jdsteve2@illinois.edu)

Imposter Syndrome Live Webinar
Thursday, May 4 | 10-11:30am | 1024 Chemistry Annex
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming live webinar event by Valerie Young, “How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They “Think” You Are: Why Capable People Suffer From The Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It,” on Thursday, May 4, 10-11:30am in 1024 Chemistry Annex (formerly 112 CA).
Sign up to attend the Impostor Syndrome presentation at http://go.illinois.edu/impostorsyndrome.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)
Workshop sponsored by a PPG Industries Grant and the UIUC Department of Chemistry 

GradSWEekly [Week of April 17, 2017]

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Graduating? Let's celebrate!
Are you graduating in May or did you graduate in December? GradSWE wants to celebrate your accomplishments at our Graduation/End-of-the-Year Lunch. Please fill out the very short form here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 20 | 5pm | MEB 143
Stay up to date with our end-of-semester events by coming to a Committee Meeting!
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu)

March for Science
Saturday, April 22 | 5pm | Orpheum Children's Science Museum
Join GradSWE and march in the C-U March for Science this Saturday! Fill out this form so we can coordinate meeting up and making signs.
Contact: Michelle Victora (victora2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Bowling at the Union
Wednesday, April 26 | 7-9pm | Illini Union
Take a break from studies by joining other GradSWE members at the Union for a bowling round or two! Sign up here.
Contact: Michelle Victora (victora2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Fermilab Professional Experiences Lunch
Tuesday, May 2 | 12-1pm | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in a national laboratory? Join GradSWE to hear directly from three Fermilab engineers about their day to day experiences. Additionally, learn specifics about what Fermilab searches for during recruitment so that you know what skills to hone while in graduate school. Fermilab will be sponsoring the lunch. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

EGSAC Quality of Life and Wellbeing Survey
Available online until April 24
This 10-15 minute survey is part of a student-led research initiative to understand the engineering graduate student experience at Illinois. It will enable us, the Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (EGSAC), to advocate to the College of Engineering on your behalf. Simply click on the link sent to you via email (subject: Engineering Graduate Student Survey) to begin responding! All survey responses are anonymous, and results will not be shared about groups small enough such that the individuals within the group could be considered identifiable.
Contact: Erin Molloy (emolloy2@illinois.edu)

Brown Bag Lunch - Diversity Initiatives in STEM
Wednesday, April 19 | 1-2pm | Asian Cultural Center
The Science Policy Group is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion on diversity policy initiatives in STEM. The goal of this discussion is to introduce policies that promote diversity in STEM (such as NSF’s Broadening Participation Initiatives), to understand how these policies were drafted, and to evaluate their ability to recruit underrepresented groups to STEM fields. Prof. Jennifer Greene from the Educational Psychology Department and Dr. Ellen Wang Althaus, Director of Graduate Diversity in the Department of Chemistry, will be guiding the discussion. Bring your own lunch (if desired), coffee and cookies will be served. Space is limited, so please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Cecilia Gentle (gentle2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of April 10, 2017]

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GradSWE Start Ups Lunch
Monday, April 10th | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Leslie Gilliard, the founder of Nardo Technologies, will be speaking with us about her experiences in developing a start up company and the resources available at UIUC. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

WE17 National Conference Application
Due Sunday April 16 | 11:59PM
The annual SWE Society Conference (WE17) will be held October 26-29, 2017 in Austin, TX and GradSWE at Illinois will sending a group to represent our organization at the highest level! Everyone is welcome to apply here, but space is limited. Please contact Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu) with any questions, or visit the conference website for more info! 
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

R.A.D. Self-Defense Class
Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th | 1-5PM (both days) | UIUC Campus Police Department
R.A.D. Self Defense is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. We've scheduled a weekend class for GradSWE members on April 15th-16th, and we have 2 spots left! Cost is $30.00, to be paid by cash or check the first day. Sign up here if you're interested!
Contact: Michelle Victora (victora2@illinois.edu)

From SWE Illinois

SWE Happies Crawl
Friday April 28th | 5PM | Murphy's, Legends, Brothers, Joe's
Come out to the SWE Happies Crawl on Friday April 28th for a great way to decompress and end your week. We will be having appetizers and lots of fun! Fill out this form by April 15th to secure your shirt (info on form). 
Contact: Ashley Hillebold (hillbld2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Brown Bag Lunch - Diversity Initiatives in STEM
Wednesday, April 19 | 1-2pm | Asian Cultural Center
The Science Policy Group is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion on diversity policy initiatives in STEM. The goal of this discussion is to introduce policies that promote diversity in STEM (such as NSF’s Broadening Participation Initiatives), to understand how these policies were drafted, and to evaluate their ability to recruit underrepresented groups to STEM fields. Prof. Jennifer Greene from the Educational Psychology Department and Dr. Ellen Wang Althaus, Director of Graduate Diversity in the Department of Chemistry, will be guiding the discussion. Bring your own lunch (if desired), coffee and cookies will be served. Space is limited, so please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Cecilia Gentle (gentle2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of April 3, 2017]

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Intel Bagel Break
Wednesday, April 5th | 9:30-11:00AM | 143 MEB
Representatives from Intel want to meet you! Stop by to chat with employees about opportunities at Intel and life after grad school. The event is come-and-go, so feel free to drop off a resume or grab a bagel anytime between 9:30 and 11am.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 6th | 5:00PM | 143 MEB
Elections just happened but there are still plenty of ways to get more involved with GradSWE! Come to our next Committee Meeting to learn about the rest of the events we have this semester.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Start Ups Lunch
Monday, April 10th | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Leslie Gilliard, the founder of Nardo Technologies, will be speaking with us about her experiences in developing a start up company and the resources available at UIUC. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

R.A.D. Self-Defense Class
Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th | 1-5PM (both days) | UIUC Campus Police Department
R.A.D. Self Defense is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. We've scheduled a weekend class for GradSWE members on April 15th-16th, and we have 4 spots left! Cost is $30.00, to be paid by cash or check the first day. Sign up here if you're interested!
Contact: Michelle Victora (victora2@illinois.edu)

From SWE Illinois

LaTex Workshop
Monday, April 3rd | 7PM | EH 106B1
We're co-hosting a LaTex workshop with the SWE Illinois Team Tech team! Whether you're a seasoned veteran or have never used this amazing document preparation system before, come out to share or learn!
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

Cookies and Questions: SWE Roundtable
Thursday, April 6th | 6PM | Engineering Hall 112
Do you have unanswered questions about school, future goals, or life in general? Don't consult a crystal ball, consult your fellow undergrad and grad SWEesters! Come join us and have all your questions answered at Cookies and Questions, a roundtable-style discussion where we will draw on our collective experience and wisdom to help each other navigate through the tricky waters of engineering.
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu)

Brownie Girl Scout Workshop
Saturday, April 8th | 1-4PM
Volunteer to help a group of Brownie Girl Scouts earn a badge related to engineering! You will help them complete activities related to engineering, innovation, creativity and teamwork. Sign up here!
Contact: Alayna Johnson (alaynaj2@illinois.edu)

SWE Happies Crawl
Friday April 28th | 5PM | Murphy's, Legends, Brothers, Joe's
Come out to the SWE Happies Crawl on Friday April 28th for a great way to decompress and end your week. We will be having appetizers and lots of fun! Fill out this form by April 15th to secure your shirt (info on form). 
Contact: Ashley Hillebold (hillbld2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Recommended Reading from weSTEM's keynote Lakecia Gunter
Interested in reading a new book but don't know where to start? Lakecia Gunter, keynote speaker at 2017 weSTEM, sent GradSWE her list of books that have helped her become a strong technical leader. 

Contact: Ashley Armstrong (aaarmst2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of March 27, 2017]

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GradSWE STEM Education Lunch: Perspective from a Community College Professor
Monday, March 27th | 12-1PM | 276 Loomis Laboratory
As a professor, how do teaching strategies change at a community college? How does your student population change? How do your resources change? Learn the answers to these questions and more with Britt Carlson, Professor of Chemistry, at Parkland College. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 29th | 7PM | The Blind Pig Brewery
Join other GradSWE members for drinks in downtown Champaign! Sign up for a reminder email here!
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Committee Meeting/Elections
Thursday, March 30th | 5PM | MEB 143
Cast your votes for the 2017-2018 GradSWE at Illinois Committee at our annual Election Meeting. If you can't attend the meeting but would like to vote, please email Ceci for an absentee ballot by 3/28. To see the ballot, click here.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Intel Bagel Break
Wednesday April 5th | 9:30-11:00AM | 143 MEB
Representatives from Intel want to meet you! Stop by to chat with employees about opportunities at Intel and life after grad school. The event is come-and-go, so feel free to drop off a resume or grab a bagel anytime between 9:30 and 11am.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

R.A.D. Self-Defense Class
Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th | 1-5PM (both days) | UIUC Campus Police Department
R.A.D. Self Defense is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. We've scheduled a weekend class for GradSWE members on April 15th-16th, and we have 5 spots left! Cost is $30.00, to be paid by cash or check the first day. Sign up here if you're interested!
Contact: Michelle Victora (victora2@illinois.edu)

From SWE Illinois

LaTex Workshop
Monday, April 3rd | 7PM | EH 106B1
We're co-hosting a LaTex workshop with the SWE Illinois Team Tech team! Whether you're a seasoned veteran or have never used this amazing document preparation system before, come out to share or learn!
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

Cookies and Questions: SWE Roundtable
Thursday, April 6th | 6PM \ Engineering Hall 112
Do you have unanswered questions about school, future goals, or life in general? Don't consult a crystal ball, consult your fellow undergrad and grad SWEesters! Come join us and have all your questions answered at Cookies and Questions, a roundtable-style discussion where we will draw on our collective experience and wisdom to help each other navigate through the tricky waters of engineering.
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu)

Brownie Girl Scout Workshop
Saturday, April 8th | 1-4PM
Volunteer to help a group of Brownie Girl Scouts earn a badge related to engineering! You will help them complete activities related to engineering, innovation, creativity and teamwork. Sign up here!
Contact: Alayna Johnson (alaynaj2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of March 20, 2017]

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GradSWE Committee Applications are DUE THURSDAY!
Applications due Thursday, March 23rd at 5PM
Interested in becoming part of the GradSWE committee? Apply to join the committee today! Fill out the application here to express your interest in holding a position for the 2017-2018 academic year. Elections will be held at the Committee Meeting on 3/30. More information about the election process is available here.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE STEM Education Lunch: Perspective from a Community College Professor
Monday, March 27th | 12-1PM | 276 Loomis Laboratory
As a professor, how do teaching strategies change at a community college? How does your student population change? How do your resources change? Learn the answers to these questions and more with Britt Carlson, Professor of Chemistry, at Parkland College. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Committee Meeting/Elections
Thursday, March 30th | 5PM | MEB 143
Cast your votes for the 2017-2018 GradSWE at Illinois Committee at our annual Election Meeting. If you can't attend the meeting but would like to vote, please email Ceci for an absentee ballot by 3/28.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

From SWE Illinois

Brownie Girl Scout Workshop
Saturday, April 8th | 1-4PM
Volunteer to help a group of Brownie Girl Scouts earn a badge related to engineering! You will help them complete activities related to engineering, innovation, creativity and teamwork. Sign up here!
Contact: Alayna Johnson (alaynaj2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Recommended Reading from weSTEM's keynote Lakecia Gunter
Interested in reading a new book but don't know where to start? Lakecia Gunter, keynote speaker at 2017 weSTEM, sent GradSWE her list of books that have helped her become a strong technical leader. 

Contact: Ashley Armstrong (aaarmst2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of March 13, 2017]

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GradSWE Committee Applications are OPEN!
Applications due Thursday, March 23rd at 5PM
Interested in becoming part of the GradSWE committee? Here is your chance to make a difference in the graduate student community!
Fill out the application here to express your interest in holding a position for the 2017-2018 academic year. Elections will be held at the Committee Meeting on 3/30. More information about the election process is available here.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Science Policy Lunch
Thursday, March 16rd | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Interested in learning about how science policy is developed and implemented? Join GradSWE for an engaging talk by Dr. Marianne Alleyne, an Entomology Research Scientist, who frequently travels to DC to help shape science policy. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of March 6, 2017]

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GradSWE General Meeting
Thursday, March 9th | 5-6PM | 143 Mechanical Engineering Building
Learn more about how the organization of GradSWE runs at our next General Meeting! We'll discuss upcoming events, including officer application and elections.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Committee Applications are OPEN!
Applications due Thursday, March 23rd at 5PM
Interested in becoming part of the GradSWE committee? Here is your chance to make a difference in the graduate student community!
Fill out the application here to express your interest in holding a position for the 2017-2018 academic year. Elections will be held at the Committee Meeting on 3/30. More information about the election process is available here.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE Science Policy Lunch
Thursday, March 16rd | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Interested in learning about how science policy is developed and implemented? Join GradSWE for an engaging talk by Dr. Marianne Alleyne, an Entomology Research Scientist, who frequently travels to DC to help shape science policy. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

From SWE Illinois

LinkedIn Workshop
Monday, March 6th | 6-7PM | EH 106B8
Come learn how to make the most of your professional social media presence at the LinkedIn Workship hosted by SWE and IEEE!
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu), Ambika Dubey (adubey3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of February 27, 2017]

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GradSWE Fairy Tales and Gender Formation Lunch
Friday, March 3rd | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Think of all the fairyvtales you read or watched as a kid, such as Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Snow White, etc. and consider how these affected your own and others' perception of femininity and gender formation. This is the topic of a course in the Gender and Women’s Studies department, GWS 378, taught by graduate student Valerie O’Brien who will be speaking with us on this topic. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Coffee Chat
Friday, March 3rd | 1:30-2:30PM | 256 MEB
Inspire undergraduate SWE members considering graduate school by discussing their questions at Grad School Coffee Chats! The chats focus on all aspects of the graduate school application process. During this upcoming chat, we will discuss what to do after getting accepted to grad school, including choosing the right program and advisor, and what to look for on school visits. Sign up here.
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu)

R.A.D. Self Defense Classes
TBD
Are you interested in participating in self-defense classes through the UIUC police department? If so, indicate your interest here and we'll keep you in the loop.
Contact: Michelle Victora (victora2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE General Meeting
Thursday, March 9th | 5-6PM | 143 Mechanical Engineering Building
Learn more about how the organization of GradSWE runs at our next General Meeting! We'll discuss upcoming events, including officer application and elections.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu)

From SWE Illinois

LinkedIn Workshop
Monday, March 6th | 6-7PM | TBD
Come learn how to make the most of your professional social media presence at the LinkedIn Workship hosted by SWE and IEEE!
Contact: Ceci Klauber (klauber2@illinois.edu), Ambika Dubey (adubey3@illinois.edu)

Dance Marathon
Saturday, April 1st | 8:00 PM-8:00 AM | CRCE
Do you like dancing, all-nighters, and raising money for a cause? Then join Dance Marathon with SWE Community Service! We will be dancing for 12-hours to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. Besides dancing, there will be other activities like games and the opportunity to hear powerful personal stories from local miracle families. You can sign up at here, and make sure to put SWE as your team! There is $30 sign-up fee to cover a Dance Marathon t-shirt, lots of food, insurance, etc. Please put $100 as your minimum fundraising goal. Help us raise money for a great cause! #ForTheKids
Note: Registration ends March 2!
Contact: Dana Sim (danasim2@illinois.edu)